Chapter Six Advocacy Notes - Chapter Six Patient...

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Chapter Six Patient, subordinate, and professional advocacy Advocacy: Helping others to grow and self-actualize Nurses may act as advocates by helping others make informed decisions, by acting as an intermediary in the environment, or by directly intervening on the behalf of others. One of the most important roles of the nurse Complex healthcare system puts patients in vulnerable position, nurses become their voice Nursing profession also has a responsibility to support and advocate for legislation that promotes public policies that protect clients as consumers Nursing values central to advocacy emphasize caring, autonomy, respect , and empowerment Nursing values central to advocacy: Each individual has a right to autonomy in deciding what course of action is most appropriate to meet his/her healthcare goals Each individual has a right to hold personal values and to use those values in making healthcare decisions
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  • Fall '13
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  • Nursing, nursing values, his/her healthcare goals, professional advocacy, Promote nurse autonomy, promotes public policies

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